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Police arrested a man Tuesday evening after he allegedly fled during a traffic stop and then threw drugs and money into a storm drain.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Halifax after allegedly fleeing police during an attempted traffic stop and then dumping cash and crack cocaine down a storm drain.

Police said they tried to stop a man driving a Ford Fusion around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Bayers Road and Connaught Avenue area of Halifax.

The driver wouldn’t pull over and there was a short chase by police.

When the driver headed for a dead end, he got out of his car and ran away, according to police. That’s when police say he tossed something in the storm drain.

Police caught up with the man and arrested him. When officers took a look in the storm drain, they found the drugs and money.

The suspect is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, fleeing from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.